AUTHOR: Katy Regnery
RELEASE DATE: October 8, 2017
Available @ AMAZON
REVIEWER: Pistol Annie
RATING: *****5 Stars*****
My name is Cassidy Porter…
My father, Paul Isaac Porter, was executed twenty years ago for the brutal murder of twelve innocent girls.
Though I was only eight-years-old at the time, I am aware – every day of my life – that I am his child, his only son.
To protect the world from the poison in my veins, I live a quiet life, off the grid, away from humanity.
I promised myself, and my mother, not to infect innocent lives with the darkness that swirls within me, waiting to make itself known.
It’s a promise I would have kept…if Brynn Cadogan hadn’t stumbled into my life.
Now I exist between heaven and hell: falling for a woman who wants to love me, while all along reminding myself that I must remain…
“The devil’s son.” He had heard those words so many times, from so many people, that he believes they may be true.
This much anticipated book — well, it was simply riveting and stunning. From start to finish, every word so meaningful and touching in its delivery. A love story that sets itself apart from most you’ll read — very near one-of-a-kind.
The genetic references were fascinating, and my curiosity grew as the author unraveled pieces of information relating to inherited traits that may pass from a father to his children. Without a doubt, research played a major role in completing this storyline.
The cover and book blurb may draw readers to the conclusion that this story is dark and heartbreaking. But the truth lies somewhere between the sunlight of day and the darkness of midnight. There is beauty and ugliness. Some of it straight from today’s headlines bringing reality just that much closer. My words will never be able to do this tale justice. But I can assure you that it is so much more than a tragic and lonely saga. It comes with an unexpected and life-changing happy ending. Truly, you do not want to miss this one.
Katy Regnery gives a voice to both Cassidy Porter and Brynn Cadogan. She brings their magical and heart-wrenching story to life on the pages. Beautifully written and spellbinding, her words will gut you one moment, and in the next, bring your heart to almost bursting with tenderness, hope and love. I caught myself holding my breath and wondering what feelings would surface with the next twists and turns throughout most of the book.
Since she’d lost her fiance’ two years ago, Brynn had basically locked herself away in isolation living a life of solitude. Something (and I’m not gonna tell) triggers her need to say a final good-bye to Jem atop his favorite mountain in Maine. She found a place in my heart with her kindness and understanding, acceptance and giving spirit. When things go very wrong, it is Cassidy who finds her and nurses her back to health. It was an added treat to watch her interact with her parents during a rather stress-related period – and even more so as her mom and dad brought a little comical relief into the situation.
Cassidy is an unordinary character. So different from the usual sexy dominating alpha heroes starring in most of our beloved romance novels. He will surprise you at every turn. He’ll wrap himself around your heart completely capturing it. From the moment Cassidy is introduced, he brought out the mama bear in me. I wanted to fight the good fight for him, ward off the offenders and somehow right the wrongs he’d unjustly suffered. And I darn sure was adamant that his tormented existence be freed granting him love, peace and joy for the rest of his life. I’m going to leave it at that – you need to savor every minute with him for yourself. Cassidy deserved the very best happily-ever-after the author could conjure up for him.
Some readers may classify the connection between Brynn and Cassidy as insta-love – and for the most part, I’m not a fan of such love stories. But this pairing was different from the start. For me, it had a soulful draw that reaches far deeper than the physical or emotional level. Bound together by soulful ties. An intense connection between them as if they were indeed two pieces of a puzzle fitting perfectly together. The “insta” never raised its ugly head in my view.
Nope, you won’t find a lot of details in my review — only heaps of praise and a gigantic recommendation. This is one of those cleverly intoxicating books where it’s best to go in blind, savor each word, and end the epic and unforgettable journey with a deep sigh and a big smile.